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James Olson

Dean of Applied Science, Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Applied Science

An industry leading expert in the application of physics and fluid mechanics, James Olson’s research has led to revolutionary developments in the pulp and paper industry.  He currently leads a five-year university-industry collaborative research program whose  primary goal is to reduce energy consumption in allied industry through the development of several innovative technologies. James is also the lead researcher on the development and commercialization of the Fibre Quality Analyzer (FQA), a device that measures the physical properties of pulp fibres in suspension, and has become the accepted world standard for measuring key fibre properties.